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Submitted on Monday, 28th February 2011
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Requested be closed with reason - For sale: for £345,000

The Old Ship Inn, Macclesfield

63 Beech Lane
SK10 2DS
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John Bonser left this review about The Old Ship Inn

Visited in May 2010

The Old Ship Inn is an attractive looking Tudor roadhouse style of pub with leaded and frosted windows helping give a traditional look to the place. It's situated approx 10 minutes walk from the centre of Macclesfield in a northerly direction, crossing over what appears to be the ring road for through traffic.

The interior consists of a single bar, simply but comfortably furnished with much wood panelling and a separate snooker room at the back. Of particular note is a framed list of pubs in Macclesfield in alphabetical order in the year 1910 which listed approx 140 pubs, but for some reason it only went up to the letter "R", so there were probably 200 plus in total.

There's an outdoor drinking area at the back, part under shelter. Note the mannequin of a sailor on the roof at the back.

Beers on, on my early evening visit, were Worthington plus 2 from the local Storm Brewery - Ale Force and Bosley Cloud, both pleasant pints at £ 2.10p. The presence of additional pumps indicated that the normal range was probably greater than this.The pub is CAMRA friendly and copies of the local branch magazine were available. The pub is listed in the 2010 CAMRA Good Beer Guide and was recently voted Macclesfield and East Cheshire Winter Pub of the Year for 2009.

My knowledge of Macclesfield pubs is virtually negligible, so I don't know how this pub compares with the competition, but I enjoyed the visit and I'd be more than happy to revisit if the opportunity presented itself

On 21st October 2010 - rating: 6
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Old Ship Inn

The Old Ship Inn is a decent looking pub with the upper half in mock tudor and there was also hanging baskets which helped make the pub look inviting.
Once inside there was one room that was quite smart and there was also a decent choice of real ales on the bar with four available i had a drink of Storm Ale Force and this was a very nice drink the other beers were Bass, Everards Tiger bitter and Worthington bitter.
I thought this was a decent comfortable pub to have a few drinks in.

Pub visited 23/9/2000

On 23rd September 2000 - rating: 7
[User has posted 6113 recommendations about 6113 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Macclesfield, 0.53 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Prestbury, 2.5 miles, 48 min walk (show)
Adlington (Cheshire), 4.67 miles, 1 hr 30 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Old Ship Inn, Macclesfield
11th Jan 2021, 15:09
Request to mark pub as closed by ROB Camra approved
11th Jan 2021, 15:09
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by ROB Camra, with included notes: For sale: for £345,000

Pub Details

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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 29 September 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 29 September 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 29 September 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 29 September 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 21 October 2010 by hondo .
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